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Happy things. Happy, happy things.

Another shooting in my hometown last night.  Details are murky, but it was waaaay too close to mother's house for my comfort.

I can't keep on dwelling on these things. Not when I have to go to work and pretend I am not emotionally destroyed.  I have Sunday/Monday off to process and (try to) heal.   So, time to make with The Happy List (tm):

*Meeting up with the spousebeast after work today to celebrate living together-versary and engaged-aversary.  We're going to Bub's (quelle suprise!) and then going to buy a lottery ticket using Granma's numbers because she would be annoyed if we lost a chance at $500 million+ and this is our good luck week

*I got my More of the Monkees cd.   I didn't realize I'd gotten the deluxe edition.  It contains both the original mono AND stereo versions, as well as 18 bonus tracks.

*Free cheesecake!  Jeez, you're off for two days and no one rotates the dessert case.  If I was a selfish wench, I could have made off with two slices of cheesecake AND two of our ridiculously rich chocolate cake.  But I share.

*A boss with a sense of humor.  We're now doing hourly bathroom checks (it's sports camp season and...yeah).  She told me I'm now the "bathroom monitor."  When I said I used to be hall monitor back in the day she just grinned and said "Yeah.  I figured you wouldn't mind that...Hermoine."

*Between me and M, we are nerdifying Big Boss.  This is fun.

*Another tip from Lewis Black.  "You want me to sign these, too?"  "No, sir, thank you.  I got the one that counts.  Now everything you give me goes to my profligate off the clock activities."

He gave me another $5.

*The Bully and I seem to have made a strange sort of peace.  I think it may be in part because she realized I made my 90 day review and am NOT going anywhere any time soon.  Also, I am apparently the only person on staff who bakes cookies the way she likes them.  Hey, I'll take it.

* Squirrel Girl!  How did I not know she existed before now!?!?!?

Okay, brief nap before I suit up and head up the hill.

Oh, did I mention that today is Hawaiian shirt day BUT we're expected to wear our uniform tshirts underneath?  The logo has to be visible.  Guess who is turning one of her shirts into a camisole?  Heat stroke is not a morale booster, people!

And, since there was a notice on the employee board (that thing that only I apparently read) that the best theme day outfit wins a prize, I'm breaking out that lei I had to wear LAST WEEK.

Oooh...and I just remembered the pink flamingo earrings Kent bought me.  Yeah, I got this.

It also occurs to me that Big Boss is setting me up, because she knows a)  I'm the only one who reads the board and b) I get scarily competitive about stuff like this.

And she likes my competitive streak.  For once, I'm working somewhere where the boss isn't intimidated by that.  She's a military brat, and she gets it.


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Jul. 8th, 2016 12:19 pm (UTC)
What prize do you win? Hope you get it! AW
Jul. 8th, 2016 01:07 pm (UTC)
have a lovely weekend :)
Jul. 8th, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
Have a great weekend.
Jul. 8th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
I will assume that you won the prize.
I hope it is good stuff!
Jul. 8th, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC)
Heck yeah, free cheesecake and the Monkees!
Jul. 8th, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
You totally are going to win.

And I may need to buy those earrings off of you when you're all done. :)
Jul. 9th, 2016 10:01 am (UTC)
Hope you win the $ $ $.

Glad you made peace with The Bully. It was a topic we discussed last night. Talked to someone who was there when I started serving...
Jul. 9th, 2016 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Big Boss gets you! That's great for a job!

And, also great is Lewis Black interactions!
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Jul. 9th, 2016 03:24 pm (UTC)
I hope your weekend is restful & healing. Also, Squirrel Girl is legitimately the best! Her ongoing is one of the few all-ages comics coming out right now, and is SO GOOD. (but then, I'm a sucker for all the Great Lakes Avengers/JLI-type 'wacky loser' teams)
Jul. 9th, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC)

We had a shooting near my house once (a few blocks over). It was the no-knock warrant that briefly made news in a few non-local areas... cops came into a suspected drug den and they had guns ready. :(

Jul. 10th, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
I totally get the need for a happy list. I've been upping my meditation and have a photo series I started on Instagram called Beauty in Ordinary Things so that I can just escape from the general ugliness of the world issues at the moment. Sigh.

Good luck with the contest! Being a former military brat myself, I get the competitive streak thing, totally! :D
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